Updated Sep 8, 2016

  • Contractors - Please be advised that effective July 18, 2016, St. Joseph Charter Township now requires all contractors to provide a copy of their builders license along with the application for each building permit.
  • Absentee ballot applications for the upcoming November 8th General Election are now available!  Call the clerk's office at (269) 932-0271 to request your application be put into the mail!
  • At the July 5, 2016 meeting an ordinance was adopted to amend the Township Zoning map. Click here for a complete text of the ordinance.
  • At the July 5, 2016 meeting a second amendment was introduced for the Township Weed Ordinance. The ordinance amendment will be considered for approval at the August 1, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting. Click here for a complete text of the ordinance.
  • Landfill Passes will be available for pickup at the Township Hall beginning September 26th.  They will be valid for the following dates:

                                            October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, & 29th 

  • Summer School Taxes are due in our office by 5pm on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.  Sorry, but as always, no postmarks will be accepted as date of payment. 
  • St. Joseph Charter Township COMMUNITY VISION:

                                         Front Cover

                                         Letter from the Township / Table of Contents / Acknowledgements

                                         Introduction / Purpose

                                         Planning Process / Community Engagement

                                         Vision / Goals / Future Opportunities Map

                                         Project Guide 1: An Inter-Connected Recreation Network

                                         Project Guide 1: Illustrations

                                         Project Guide 2: St. Joseph River Bridge

                                         Project Guide 2: Conceptual Rendering

                                         Project Guide 3: Multimodal & Place-Based Corridors

                                         Project Guide 3: Proposed Niles Avenue Section & Plan

                                         Graphic Preference Survey Results

                                         Graphic Preference Survey Results

                                         Future Land Use Map

                                         Project Financing / Next Steps

                                         Back Cover

  • A new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Please feel free to review the updated documents below, and if you have any questions, contact the Township Clerk at (269) 429-7703.

                                         FOIA Request Detailed Cost Itemization

                                         FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Public Inspection of Records Policy

                                         FOIA Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines

                                         FOIA Request for Public Records

  • Property tax information is available online at https://www.is.bsasoftware.com. Our information is listed under “Berrien County Municipalities”. Tax inquiries for property owners are free for any property that they own. All other inquiries are charged $2.00 each. You may look at the history of the taxes for your property for the last twenty years, see current information, and print off duplicate bill information.

    Just follow the directions to set up your account.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (269) 932-0269.

Updated Sep 8, 2016

Special Meetings

Township Meetings

Township Board of Trustees 1st Monday of the Month 12 pm - Workshop 6 pm - Regular Meeting

Planning Commission 6:30 pm - 2nd Tuesday Bi-Monthly

Zoning Board of Appeals 7 pm - 2nd Wednesday (As Requested)

Meetings are held at the Township Hall and are open to the Public.

2016 Dates the Office will be Closed

Friday, January 1st - New Year's Day

Friday, March 25th - Spring Holiday

Friday, May 27th & Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, July 1st & Monday, July 4th - Fourth of July Weekend

Friday, September 2nd & Monday, September 5th - Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving

Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th - Christmas